Hix Oyster & Chop House, Monday 19th Nov 2012

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Hix Oyster & Chop House, Monday 19th Nov 2012

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At the suggestion of AHB, on Monday 19th November 2012 there is to be a test of an alternative venue, the Hix Oyster & Chop House, 36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, tel +44 20 7017 1930.

People: AHB, RAYC, DRT, JDAW.

Port: theme to be decided (but might well be ‘Bring A Bottle To Share’).
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We have a table for 4 people booked for 6:30 (but can increase if more people are interested) and need to give the table back at 9:30 but can continue drinking in the bar area if we are not finished.

Corkage has been agreed at £5 per bottle. All costs to be split on the night in a reasonable manner.
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AHB wrote:Corkage has been agreed at £5 per bottle.
Promising!
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Hi,

I might pop by after the Justerinis Rhone cask sample 2011 tasting if this is OK. Theme bring a bt of port would be good.

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No post in this thread for two weeks: is it still happening?

First draft of the placemats.
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It is still happening. The table is booked and confirmed, with 4 people expected to attend.

I quite like the font, but observe that where it is viewed upside down it looks rather peculiar - almost Aramaic or perhaps Cyrillic.

Would attendees like me to bring a bottle blind, and therefore of my choice, or sighted and therefore chosen from a short list that I will post here? 2 responses (from attendees) required to make the decision, otherwise it will be blind and I will decide.
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I vote sighted.

From the list, unless others strongly disagree, the Cockburn 1851. With second choice being the same shipper’s ’47.
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Sighted. And my vote goes to the Ck1847.
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OK, just to prevent the Ck1863 squeezing through, again, because of a split vote, I’ll change my mind to agree with Derek.
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Ok. Choose from Ves94, T77, F77, Ck70, Mz67. All vintages being from the 20th century.

And what are you both going to bring?
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I have nothing that good to hand. You’re getting Ch85 from me.
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AHB wrote:Ok. Choose from Ves94, T77, F77, Ck70, Mz67. All vintages being from the 20th century.

And what are you both going to bring?
Happy to drink any of those. T77 marginally preferred as I don't think I've ever... :smile:

T80 from me, which I plan to decant tonight.
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If you chaps are OK about it, I will bring the Vesuvio. I've not had this in 2012 and I'm keen to see how closed it is. I can decant tonight and give it a good 12 hours in the decanter before putting it back in the bottle.
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V94 excellent with me.
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jdaw1 wrote:V94 excellent with me.
And me.
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DRT: what’s yours?

RAYC: what’s yours?
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jdaw1 wrote:DRT: what’s yours?
T80 was stated above
jdaw1 wrote:RAYC: what’s yours?
Nothing posted yet...


My V94 smells and looks fabulous. Lots of fine and sludgy sediment, but also some hard crystalline deposits starting to form.
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I'll bring a mystery bottle.

Let me know if you would also like to try a half bottle of the Quevedo 06 LBV (I'll open before going to bed if so)
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My website’s FTP server seems to be down, so I can’t update the placemats on the server. But they have been updated.
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ok - let me know if i'm opening the 06 LBV
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I say not.
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jdaw1 wrote:My website’s FTP server seems to be down, so I can’t update the placemats on the server. But they have been updated.
Whatever the problem was, it has been fixed.
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jdaw1 wrote:I have nothing that good to hand. You’re getting Ch85 from me.

Ch85 is good. Arguably the equal of at least two on AHB's original list.

But your statement is more obviously inaccurate for one other reason...
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